American Kestrel 12-year- old male. (4/07)
This is Nicky, who imprinted on humans as a nestling and therefore can't be released because he doesn't know how to be a kestrel or hunt for his own food, etc. He has been cared for by our friends Jim and Betty in Albuquerque, NM, for over 10 years. They do this work for Hawks Aloft. We have been amazed at how many raptor rescue organizations there are across the country.